You know how I always say that the most important part of meal planning is the few minutes that you spend before you go shopping working out what you have in, what you’ll be eating the next week and writing a shopping list?
Well, this week I didn’t do any of that before I went shopping!
In my defence, I always to my shopping on a Friday evening because (a) that’s the only time that I’m free to go without the kids over the weekend and (b) my cupboards are looking a bit like mother Hubbards by then. I had a really busy afternoon on Friday so I didn’t get chance to even boil the kettle let alone spend a few minutes planning but I (rather smugly) thought that it would be OK and that I could do one in my head on the way round the shop!
Note to self: I am not good at meal planning on the go!
After sitting and staring at what I’ve bought for a while, this is what I *think* well be having to eat this week (although if you want to see the pretty version that I have on my fridge door, you’ll need to look at Meal Planning Made Easy)….
Homemade chicken curry although I don’t believe we have any rice or naan breads to go with it so it’s going to be on jacket potatoes.
Fish, chips and mushy peas with the emphasis on mushy peas rather than chips as we have two tins of mushy peas and not many chips.
Because you can’t have a week without beef Stew with dumplings.
Freezer tea night – in the freezer I’ve got mini roasties, portions of mince and gravy, a chicken and ham pie and a chilli and ham pasta bake so I’m going to cook four different meals and use up some leftovers.
Tuna Pasta Bake – planned for last week but we were out so had cheese toasties and soup when we got in.
I’m thinking pulled pork with some homemade coleslaw and potato wedges.
Gammon cooked in the slow cooker with roasties has been requested by Master Frugal so that’s what we’ll be having for tea on Sunday.
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